Paramount Animation announced today that it has partnered with WWE Studios to co-produce the upcoming animated feature Rumble. The studio also revealed the main cast voicing the film, led by Will Arnett, Terry Crews and Geraldine Viswanathan. In addition, WWE Superstars Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns will be voicing characters in the film.
Also featured will be Tony Danza, Stephen A. Smith, Jimmy Tatro, Ben Schwartz and Michael Buffer. Susan Levison and Richard Lowell will serve as executive producers for WWE Studios. Reel FX and Walden Media are also producers on the film.
“Rumble is steeped in the world of wrestling, and what better partners to help bring this world to life than WWE?” said Mireille Soria, President of Paramount Animation. “They bring a pedigree and institutional excellence that is unmatched, and we couldn’t be happier to collaborate with them on this special film. We are thrilled to have a seasoned and dynamic cast in place to breathe life into this exciting story and can’t wait to bring it to audiences.”
Rumble is planned for release in summer 2020. The movie is set in a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes. Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a wrestling champion. The film is directed by Hamish Grieve and produced by Mark Bakshi and Brad Booker.